Food

Recipe: Okra (ladies finger) top or Okra crown chutney

While ‘trash cooking’ maybe a trend today, it is actually an age old practice that was meticulously followed during the yesteryears.  This concept of ‘root to shoot‘ cooking is currently being propogated by culinary experts and chefs around the world to tackle the serious issue of food waste.  But if you speak to your mom or grandmom,… Continue reading Recipe: Okra (ladies finger) top or Okra crown chutney

Karnataka · Travel

Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple: a historical landmark of Bengaluru

It is a well-known fact that when the city of Bengaluru aka Bangalore aka Bendhakaluru was formed, there were four towers or “Kempegowda gopuras” that were designated as the outer boundaries of the city.  However, given the pace at which the city has grown since then, the significance of these four towers today, is more… Continue reading Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple: a historical landmark of Bengaluru

Karnataka · Travel

Togalu Gombeyata: traditional form of puppetry – of art, drama and song

“When we perform in an all women squad, I always essay the role of ‘Bhima’” said Gouramma an established leather puppet artist from a remote village in Ramnagar in Karnataka.  The glint of pride in her voice was unmissable as she narrates how this art has been an integral part of her life.  Her parents… Continue reading Togalu Gombeyata: traditional form of puppetry – of art, drama and song